Unit Name: Stone Knife Formation
Unit Type: Lithostratigraphic
Usage: Currently in use
Age Interval: Early Neoproterozoic - Middle Neoproterozoic (1000 - 635 ma)
Province/Territory: Northwest Territories
Originator: Turner and Long, 2012
Parent Unit: Little Dal Group
Formerly informal "Basinal assemblage" of Little Dal Group (Mackenzie Mountains Supergroup) (Aitken, 1981); formalised as Stone Knife Formation by Turner and Long (2012).
Aitken, J.D., 1981. Stratigraphy and sedimentology of the upper Proterozoic Little Dal Group, mackenzie Mountains, Northwest Territories; in Proterozoic Basins of Canada, (ed.) F.H.A. Campbell; Geological Survey of Canada, Paper 81-10, p. 47-71.
Turner, E.C. and Long, D.G.F., 2012. Formal definition of the Neoproterozoic Mackenzie Mountains Supergroup (NWT), and formal stratigraphic nomenclature for its carbonate and evaporite formations. Geological Survey of Canada Open File 7112.
Source: GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF CANADA
Contributor: Elizabeth Turner; P.H. Davenport
Entry Reviewed: No
Name Set: Lithostratigraphic Lexicon
LastChange: 17 Apr 2013